During a lifetime, 70% of total sun exposure occurs before the age of 17. This is why it is important to protect your child’s skin today to teach them to preserve their skin tomorrow. The skin has a memory, and damage caused by the sun during childhood is irreversible, cumulative and often only revealed during adulthood.
Baby’s skin is immature and the fact that they are “immobile” makes it especially sensitive to the sun and its UV rays and more prone to skin damage. “Mobile” children are at risk for damage because they are most exposed to the sun (75% of a child’s time is spent in the sun and the water).
The use of sunscreen needs to be a daily habit of all those who venture outdoors. Sun safety should be considered year round, no matter what the climate. The misconception is that sunscreens do not need to be applied on cloudy days; however cloudy days are when up to 80% of the sun’s UV rays can filter through the clouds and perform their damage.
Mustela recommends using the complete sun care range including Broad spectrum SPF 50+ mineral sunscreen lotion, Broad spectrum SPF 50+ mineral sunscreen stick and After sun hydrating spray to protect the delicate and developing skin of babies and children.
Mustela® sun protection products offer 100% mineral broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. All products are hypoallergenic*, paraben-free, phthalate-free, phenoxyethanol-free, PABA-free, fragrance-free and tested under dermatologic and pediatric control.
*Formulated to minimize the risk of allergic reactions.